Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Muslims in Ghana on Tuesday joined their colleagues around the world to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, one of the two most important festivals on the Islamic calendar.

It is a festival celebrated among Muslims in remembrance of the sacrifice Prophet Ibrahim made out of his strong faith in Allah.

It marks the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son on God’s command and Muslims. They celebrate the day by slaughtering animals such as sheep and goats, whose meat is shared among family and friends and also given to the poor.

The main activity took place at the Independence Square in Accra.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his message to Muslims said Eid-ul Adha is a great occasion that calls for reflection.

"We cannot be mimicking Prophet Ibrahim’s act of sacrifice merely as ritual. Every occasion of Eid should be an occasion for reflecting on all the virtues and values that defined the momentous occasion, which has become the basis for celebration thousands of years after it took place," he said.
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21 august 2018 12:10:37

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